The upcoming free-to-play MOBA title Beyond the Void started a month-long ICO on OpenLedger earlier this week on November 1. During the fundraiser, the game’s developers will sell Nexium (NxC) tokens to jump-start the title’s in-game economy.
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Beyond the Void to Create a Working Blockchain Economy
According to developers, Beyond the Void is the first-ever competitive MOBA to use a smart contract-backed token economy powered by the Ethereum blockchain blockchain.
The developers also claim the title of being the first MOBA title to hold an ICO, making the announcement at the Money 20/20 and CoinAgenda conferences last week in Las vegas.
Furthermore, the Beyond the Void-OpenLedger collaboration received two articles from Forbes, with contributor Roger Aitken saying the game “could be poised to storm the gaming industry backed by an [ICO] and Ethereum blockchain tokens.”
Echoing this sentiment, OpenLedger CEO Ronny Boesing said in a press release, “Beyond the Void shows the application of blockchain technology to mainstream industries, By accelerating their ICO crowdfunding, we will accelerate the spread of ICO culture and practices as well.”
The game’s NxC-powered economy consists of items that can be bought, sold and traded by players at will, creating what developers call a “player-owned” market, determined by supply and demand.
Beyond the in-game economy, developers claim to provide a highly competitive gameplay experience that will draw in eSports enthusiasts from the mainstream gaming industry.
“The game is designed to be competitive and playable in E-sport tournaments,” said Beyond the Void founder and graphic artist, Maxence Burgel.
“We believe players should pay because they like the game and they have fun playing it,” Burgel continued, “We don’t want people to have to pay in order to enjoy the game.”
Nexium Now on Sale at OpenLedger
Interested investors have three different ways to participate in the ICO, OpenLedger said, providing press with the following descriptions of the available investment options:
- Sponsor the gamer token NxC with an extra bonus on top – Those opting for this option can do so by directly visiting the ICO page on Beyond the Void website and following the instructions. Investors choosing this method are eligible for an addition 5% bonus, credited along with the purchased tokens to their respective ETH wallets up on the end of ICO. ETH is the accepted form of payment and a limited amount of 5 million BCY will be reserved for Bitcrystals holders.
- Subscribe to a token and trade it the same day – This option can be availed only on CCEDK ICO platform by choosing to subscribe to ICO prelaunch option. Investors will be ordering NxC asset backed by OpenLedger (OPEN.NxC) and they can trade the tokens on OpenLedger until the time of launch at an extra 4% premium on the going rate. Accepted form of payment includes BTC, BTS, ETH, SBD and more, including fiat options.
- Invest in the Nexium token indirectly by buying the ICOO digital token – This option allows investors to buy into all token crowdsales as well as any tokens received as payment for OpenLedger services in connection with token crowdsale. ICOO digital tokens can be bought directly from BTC Market and BTS Market.
Following the ICO’s conclusion on November 30, Beyond the Void developers have planned a three-phase game release, posting a list of scheduled development milestones to the game’s official crowdfunding webpage.
This ICO is one of three crowdsales being hosted by OpenLedger this month. According to Boesing, these fundraisers will gain the attention of institutional investors, making the ICO a more respected method of startup funding.
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Images courtesy of Beyond the Void.